Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) can affect people of all ages. OCD in children under 5 can and does occur, but many experts believe that toddlers and younger children afflicted with the symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder are suffering from a different type of OCD to adults. What is OCD? Obsessive compulsive disorder is a mental […]
What does ego syntonic vs. ego dystonic mean? Ego syntonic and ego dystonic are both terms used by psychologists: ego syntonic refers to behaviors, feelings and values that are in harmony with one’s own self image, whereas ego dystonic refers to behaviors and thoughts that are in conflict with one’s ideal self image.
The Stanford Prison Experiment Summary is a famous psychology experiment that was designed to study the psychological impact of becoming a prison guard or prisoner. The experiment was conducted by Professor of Psychology, Philip Zimbardo, at Stanford University in 1971. Although it was originally intended to last for two weeks, in the event it was […]
Anyone who is a science fiction fan will probably understand the concept of assimilation: there are many stories and plot lines involving the ‘assimilation’ of one species by another. When taken in this context, to be assimilated means to be absorbed or incorporated into something else. So when the Borg assimilated humans, they basically ‘absorbed’ […]
What is APD Disorder? APD refers to Auditory Processing Disorder, a neurological condition that affects the way the brain processes auditory information. Although affected individuals can hear sounds, the brain is unable to process the information in the normal way, which causes problems in the interpretation and recognition of sounds, and in particular, speech. People […]
Mention ‘obsessive relationships’ and most people immediately think of the sad demise of the poor bunny in Fatal Attraction. Ok, so that is probably an extreme example of an unhealthy obsessive relationship, but it is not that uncommon to come across people who turn into a crazed stalker after a few innocuous dates. So before […]
Symptoms of a disturbed character in a child are normally related to some kind of problem in the child’s home environment. The early signs of personality disorders in children are thought to be the result of a child’s temperament clashing with his or her family environment. Whereas one child might grow up into a well […]
Perceptual reasoning measures the subject’s ability to find relationships between non verbal stimuli and as well as testing their reasoning skills.
It is considered to be a useful indicator of general intelligence and problem solving skills.
The fear of crowds is called Agoraphobia and it is defined as an anxiety disorder related to open spaces, crowds, or uncontrolled social conditions. A distressing disorder, in severe cases of agoraphobia sufferers can eventually become housebound, unable to venture outside their home for fear of suffering an uncontrollable panic attack. Agoraphobia is one of […]
Piaget determined that the concrete operational stage of cognitive development in children starts at around seven years of age and lasts until the child is approximately eleven. During the concrete operational stage, children learn how to manipulate symbols and concrete objects, but they still find abstract or hypothetical concepts more challenging. There are several concrete […]